7/30/21 NEW RELEASES
GUARDIAN SINGLES – Guardian Singles LP/CD (Trouble In Mind) limited color or black vinyl
GUARDIAN SINGLES are a great band from Auckland, NZ & they combine the sounds of Kiwi legends that came before them like legends THE CLEAN & BAILTER SPACE with post-punk sounds of bands like WIPERS, THE SOUND & WIRE. RECOMMENDED.
KING WOMAN – Celestial Blues LP/CD (Relapse)
KING WOMAN is a project of the California musician Kristina Esfandiari. This is more of a gothic hard rock album than a metal album but it IS heavy. While listening we kept thinking this is what a heavy Sharon Van Etten album might sound like. Fans of Chelsea Wolfe, THOU, Emma Ruth Rundle, BORIS etc… will dig this. RECOMMENDED.
7 SECONDS – The Crew LP (Trust) deluxe reissue on red/black galaxy vinyl
The legendary 1984 album “The Crew” by the Reno, NV hardcore legends 7 SECONDS has been remastered for this deluxe reissue. Led by vocalist Kevin Seconds, 7 SECONDS released some of the best hardcore records of the early 80s & “The Crew” is without a doubt one of the best albums in the genre. AS RECOMMENDED AS THEY GET!!
TORRES – Thirstier LP/CD (Merge) “Peak Vinyl” edition
Mackenzie Scott returns as TORRES for her second album on Merge, taking her wry, confessional songwriting and bolstering it with a heavier and more anthemic sound. There are shades of MITSKI in the boisterousness and theatricality here, as well as some heavy 90s alt-rock vibes in the HOLE or MUDHONEY vein, and while TORRES has moved around quite a lot with her sound, this is her performing her most secure, cathartic expressions to date. Superb!
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Cold Wave #2 LP/CD (Soul Jazz)
The second “Cold Wave” volume from Soul Jazz further explores the new sounds influenced by the darkened corners of late-70s & early-80s electronic pop. This edition features cuts from France (KRIKOR), Germany (TOLOUSE LOW TRAX), the Netherlands (JOB SIFRE), the UK (DAVE I.D.) and elsewhere across Europe, as these songs show off the steely, nostalgic sound that’s been updated for contemporary times. Absolutely under no circumstances should you be sleeping on this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
BLEACHERS – Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night LP (RCA) indie only exclusive artwork
JAIMIE BRANCH – Fly or Die Live CD (International Anthem) LP coming later this year
CZARFACE – Every Hero Needs a Villain LP (Brick)
JOÃO DONATO, ADRIAN YOUNGE & ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD – Jazz is Dead 7: João Donato LP (Jazz is Dead)
BILLIE EILISH – Happier Than Ever LP/CD/CS (Interscope) with silky scarf while supplies last!
ARETHA FRANKLIN – Aretha LP (Rhino)
FELA RANSOME KUTI & THE AFRICA 70 – Open & Close LP (Knitting Factory)
LOS LOBOS – Native Sons (New West)
L7 – Hungry For Stink LP (Real Gone) limited red / yellow vinyl
A LETTER HOME – Have a Good Old Fashioned Christmas LP (Sundazed) white vinyl
LOS LOBOS – Native Sons LP (New West) limited color vinyl
MANZANITA Y SU CONJUNTO – Trujillo, Peru 1971-1973 LP (Analog Africa)
RUTH MASCELLI (of SPECIAL INTEREST) – A Night at the Baths LP (Disciples)
MF DOOM – Operation Doomsday LP (Metal Face)
PANIC AT THE DISCO – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out LP (Fueled by Ramen) silver vinyl reissue
PRINCE – Welcome 2 America LP/CD/ box set (Sony)
CLAIRE ROUSAY – Collection CD (Mended Dreams)
CLAIRE ROUSAY – Twin Bed CS (Mended Dreams)
SLUM VILLAGE – Fantastic Volume II LP (Ne’astra)
UGK – Ridin’ Dirty LP (Get On Down)
WOMBO – Blossomlooksdownuponus LP (Fire Talk) yellow vinyl
YOLA – Stand For Myself LP/CD (Easy Eye Records) limited color or black vinyl
ZLR – Our Savings LP (American Dreams)